Saturday's wind event was a derecho: a widespread, long-lived wind storm which brought gusts to 110 mph to Colorado
Yesterday's incredible wind storm which formed over the Great Basin Saturday morning then raced across the Colorado and into the High Plains Saturday afternoon was an impressive event for this region, and one that will be classified as a derecho in the history books. What's a derecho? From the Storm Prediction Center: > A derecho (pronounced similar to "deh-REY-cho" in English, is a widespread, long-lived wind storm associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms variously k
Denver Weather
Weekend Preview, Severe Weather Chance
As we head into the first weekend of June, we should be mindful of the severe weather chances that cover both days. As you've noticed, temperatures have warmed the past few days, and Denver has returned to the 70s which last this weekend. The warmth is despite a cold front, a weak one, to move through Saturday that will act as a focal point for some thunderstorms throughout the weekend. Saturday Cold front grazes the area and will trigger and steer a few thunderstorms from midday through the
Severe Weather
Friday's Severe Weather Outlook: May 16th, 2019
A storm system will strengthen while it moves through the region Friday. This system will spark several thunderstorms, and the environment will provide lots of energy for thunderstorms to be potentially damaging. The SPC outlook shows enhanced risk areas in Nebraska and Texas, and slight risk areas from the Dakotas and Iowa south into Texas. Here is a snapshot of the 3km NAM late Friday afternoon showing multiple discrete thunderstorms in an environment where damaging hail, wind, and tornadoe
Chinook Wind
Heavy Snow, Record Heat, and High Winds Make for Wild Thursday in Colorado
It was one of those classic Colorado days on Thursday where winter and summer were separated by just a few hundred miles. As record high temperatures were set all across the eastern Plains, heavy mountain snow and strong winds produced hazardous winter travel conditions in the mountains. Denver International Airport recorded a record high of 73° F Thursday, breaking the old record for the date of 71° set in 1930. There were many other record highs broken across the state on Thursday as well, a